Top 100 retailers will talk delivery at Logistics Symposium
June 3, 2016,
HIGH POINT – Representatives of three stores among Furniture/Today’s Top 100 Furniture Retailers for 2016 will discuss “Delivery in the Age of Omnichannel” at the Furniture Today/AHFA Logistics Symposium at High Point University on June 7-8.
With online retailers such as Amazon raising the bar for consumer expectations for delivery, furniture retailers are battling to meet that higher bar for their products. The panel will feature retailers with a variety of strategies, who will discuss their plans for fulfilling rising expectations among consumers for delivery of the goods they buy.
American Furniture Warehouse, Thornton, Colo., is No. 20 on this year’s Top 100 list with $595.6 million in sales last year. The company’s burgeoning e-commerce business has the retailer sending its own trucks across the country to support that business. Buyer and Corporate Purchasing Manager Tony Mitchell, who also handles the retailer’s e-commerce operations, will address how AFW is pulling that off.
Charlie Malouf is president of Broad River Furniture, an Ashley Furniture HomeStores licensee with 16 locations in North and South Carolina. Ashley is a logistical powerhouse when it comes to serving its store network, and Malouf will talk about putting that infrastructure to work in supporting Broad River’s efforts for fast delivery. Broad River was No. 64 on this year’s Top 100 list with $114.2 million in sales last year.
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